Hill calls Tuesday night meeting about proposed changes at EBR schools

Advocate staff file photo by PATRICK DENNIS --  The exterior of the East Baton Rouge School Board offices building on South Foster Drive. Show caption
Advocate staff file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- The exterior of the East Baton Rouge School Board offices building on South Foster Drive.

Carolyn Hill, Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) District 8 Representative, will hold a community forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Capitol Middle School, 5100 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge 70806, on the potential impact of passage of House Bill 1177 on school-based leadership and the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

HB1177 is a top-to-bottom restructuring of the parish school system, the second largest in Louisiana, with about 42,000 students. In addition to giving power to the principals, the bill creates at least three community enrollment zones complete with citizen advisory councils.